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Warhol, Basquiat, Scandal and the Opening of Lot 180

Debbie Harry (1976) by Fernando Natalici via Lot 180 Well, there’s something happening here, and what it is ain’t exactly clear. Tonight is the innaugural exhibition of Lot 180 and there is a lot going on. Ron Kosa, an old school clubbie, has put together a, “carefully curated exhibition and sale featuring an exciting array [...]

July 25, 2014 0
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Hi-Five: Flume x Kanye West, Lorde Gets Remixed, Slow Magic + More

Captain Capa – Arsenic German electronic group Captain Capa use heavy emo influences from bands like Jimmy Eat World to add some teenage angst to standard synths. If you’re lucky enough to attend the Warped Tour, you can catch them rocking out on the EDM stage. Flume Ft. Kanye West – Insane (White Panda) Flume’s [...]

July 25, 2014 0
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BlackBook Exclusive: Lia Mice’s “Memory Maps”

Photo by Levi Mandel Blending a dash of sweet 1960s pop flare to a helping of modern technology, experimental pop artist Lia Mice’s new song “Memory Maps” is a perfect new summer track for shoulder-shaking your troubles away. Recorded in France, the influence of yé-yé pop and classic music from French films can be heard, as [...]

July 25, 2014 0
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Get a Taste of Lars von Trier’s Director’s Cut of ‘Nymphomaniac’ With a New Poster + Image

Were Volumes I and II of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac not quite enough for you? Well,  after premiering in Berlin this past winter, the 5 1/2 hour long director’s cut of the combined films will now be headed to the Venice Film Festival. And with that comes a new image and poster for the erotic [...]

July 25, 2014 0
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38 Films to See This Weekend: Jarmusch, Ophuls, Godard + More

Sundays may be a “wan, stuff shadow of a robust Saturday” or a day of “forced leisure for folks who have no aptitude for leisure,” according to Tom Robbins, but a weekend is still a weekend. The pleasure of a Friday night, the knowing the burdens of work week have a brief respite carry themselves [...]

July 24, 2014 0
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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds + Devendra Banhart and the Concerts You Should Be Attending This Week

THURSDAY, JULY 24. If you’ve been looking for summer romance but found yourself wildly disappointed by the quality of your prospects, then the Scottish indie rock duo Honeyblood has just the song for you in “Super Rat.” The perfect ode to disgusting dudes is a standout track from their self-titled debut album, just released on [...]

July 24, 2014 0
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The Cute Kids of the Pitchfork Festival

All Photos by Marcel Pawlas Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival took place this past weekend, with performances from Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, St. Vincent, Grimes, Giorgio Moroder, Kendrick Lamar, and many others. Pitchfork is a huge draw for musicians, and as it turns out, stylish kids, too. There were over 50,000 attendees, and about a million cute [...]

July 24, 2014 0
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Get to Know ‘Future R&B’ with Hyperdub 10th Anniversary Compilation

Jessy Lanza photographed by Timothy Saccenti The groundbreaking London record label Hyperdub is going all out for its anniversary year, releasing a series of five themed compilations of their genre-bending catalog. The first compilation hit stores May 20th and showcased the label’s array of dance floor hits, like “Let It Go” from the late Footwork master DJ [...]

July 24, 2014 0
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Where to Go Out in New York + Brooklyn This Week

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23. JHU COMIC BOOKS (32 East 32nd) /JHUComicBooks.com / welcomes writer Greg Pak as he returns back to Marvel Comics. It is buy 2 get 1 free Batman Day over there, but the action centers around Greg signing his Storm #1 ANMN. This shin-dig runs from 6pm to 8pm. Gilby Clark, ex Guns [...]

July 24, 2014 0
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Get a Closer Look at New Films From Hal Hartley, Liv Ullmann, Bertrand Bonello + More

As we hit the midsummer mark, there’s certainly a slew of big Hollywood films dominating our theater space. But along with that also comes to first trailers for some of the most anticipated films to be released later in the year and those to see at the fall’s upcoming festivals. From Hal Hartley’s final chapter [...]

July 24, 2014 0
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